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Strayer University Training on Homicide Investigations Question


I’m working on a criminal justice multi-part question and need an explanation and answer to help me learn.

Imagine: Your supervisor has asked you to create a training on homicide investigations for your coworkers. This training will be in two parts.

Part 1: Classification of Homicides

On one page, create a table to be a job aid comparing the different types of homicides. Your table should look something like this:

Classification of Homicides Definition Example
Criminal (Felonious)
Murder (First, Second, or Third Degree)
Manslaughter (Voluntary or Involuntary)
Noncriminal (Non-Felonious)
Excusable Homicide
Justifiable Homicide

Part 2: Case Analysis

In the second part of your training, you will analyze a closed homicide case in Texas. I selected a case from a program called Nexis Uni (Document Attached).

In 4 pages, summarize the Nexis Uni investigation. Your analysis should be in this order:

  • Describe the circumstances surrounding the case.
  • Summarize the key factors that may have been used to classify the type of death and the finding.
    • Analyze the ways that various environmental factors may have influenced the medical examination and autopsy in this investigation.
  • Identify the forensic methods that were reported in the investigation and their findings.
    • This may include methods like DNA, toxicology, hair and fiber evidence, fingerprints, or any other methods which contributed to the investigation.
  • Recommend one way that the investigators or forensic team could have strengthened their case based on your understanding of it.
  • Cite three references.
    • One of your references will be the case record that you found from Nexis Uni.
    • Other references may be news articles that pertain to the case, and other court cases or rules that are referenced in the case.
  • Clarity, writing mechanics, and formatting requirements.

The specific course learning outcome associated with this assignment is:

  • Determine the procedures for conducting a preliminary death investigation.